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Firewall Suggestions

Hi,

We have 2 NT servers, one running xchange, IIS, Proxy and have about 40 users.  We will shortly be installing ADSL and i would like to know, what firewall would suit us.  Wether it be software or hardware based.  We have been qouted #1000 for a router and software from demon.net.

Any suggestions please.
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moahmad
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HousenetCommented:
-Hardware is the way to go.. Directly exposing your servers on the internet should be avoided... M$ themselfves recommend a hardware firewall & say programs like proxy, or ip filtering supply "firewall like features" & offer no promises that it is secure...

- Would suggest a Netscreen-5 elite... Easy to configure, mapped IP's.. IPSec 3Des Vpn, you name it... Also has the highest rated through-put performance with encrypted packets..

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chris_calabreseCommented:
Whether you want a hw vs. sw firewall generally depends on your level of expertise in building firewalls vs. money you have to spend.

Given the tone of the original question, I'd have to second  Housenet's opinion that the Netscreen would be a reasonable choice.

I'd also check out the small CheckPoint based boxes from intrusion.com (PDS 2110 and PDS 2315) and the NetWolves FoxBox  and WolfPac (www.netwolves.com)
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SunBowCommented:
Have you looked at Microsoft's new ISA box? Latest fad.
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HousenetCommented:
SunBow ISA is basically a proxy server. It is a software not a box. Also you should be aware that Microsoft recommends 3rd party hardware firewalls for "real" protection. They state that ISA & MsProxy have "firewall like" features.
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amp072397Commented:
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Hello moahmad:

You continue to blatantly disregard the necessity of awarding and cleaning up your old questions. I will leave your recent questions open, but I am force-accepting answers on all of your old ones because you refuse to respond to the requests of ClassyLinks and myself to deal with your questions.

7 or 8 accepted answers of 22 questions is totally out of line. The 7 or 8 accepted tell me that you understand how this system works.

I don't understand why you want to jeopardize your ability to get answers.

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moahmadAuthor Commented:
Hi amp,

I am sorry but i have been rather busy and sometimes completley forget to check my questions, i am in the process of accepting those answers that are correct.

I will clear the asked questions in a couple of days.

Cheers
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amp072397Commented:
Wow, moahmad! You did it! That's terrific. I thank you, the experts thank you, my agent thanks you...LOL. Way to go!
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